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October 21, 2016 - Industry News

Jaguar Land Rover Advancing Connected Car Tech

Photo courtesy of Jaguar Land Rover.

The automaker collaborates with Ford and Tata Motors in the U.K. to test advanced features employing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.

Tags: Tata Motors, Connected Vehicle Technology, Ford, V2V, V2I, Jaguar Land Rover, Autonomous Vehicles

October 20, 2016 - Industry News

Have Pickup Sales Peaked?

Photo of 2017 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford's decision to idle production of its F-150 pickup this week has followed several months of slowing demand in retail and fleet channels and may point to a larger trend in pickup sales.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Ram Truck, Large Pickups, Vehicle Production

October 19, 2016 - Global News

Ford Transit Becomes Top Global Van

Photo of Transit sold in Europe courtesy of Ford.

Ford's Transit full-size van has become the top-selling family of cargo vans around the globe with nearly 400,000 registered in 2015 based on IHS Markit data, according to Ford.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford, Ford Transit

October 18, 2016 - Industry News

'Parts Issues' Slow Super Duty Rollout

Photo of F-350 King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 courtesy of Ford.

Unspecified "parts issues" slowed shipments of Ford's 2017 Super Duty pickups in late summer, but Ford is ironing out these issues at its Louisville, Ky., assembly plant, according to a union official.

Tags: Ford, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty, Assembly Plants, Vehicle Production

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge for Brake Software

Photo of Ford Edge courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers approximately 53 vehicles in the U.S. and five elsewhere in North America.

Tags: Recalls, Ford, Ford Edge, 2015-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, 2016-MY

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Lincoln Continental Recalled for Headlamps

Photo of Lincoln Continental courtesy of Lincoln.

The compliance recall in the U.S. covers 1,826 vehicles in the 2017 model year.

Tags: Lincoln, Recalls, Headlights, Ford, 2017-MY, Luxury Sedans, Lincoln Continental

October 5, 2016 - Industry News

Updated F-150 3.5L, New 10-Speed Improves Fuel Economy

Photo of the F-150 courtesy of Ford.

Ford’s F-150 is now being offered with a new 3.5-L EcoBoost V-6 engine mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission for MY-16 and MY-17 models that offers an improved EPA over the previous generation engine.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Transmissions, Engines, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY

September 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Names Ford Smart Mobility CEO


Raj Rao has been appointed as Smart Mobility CEO. Rao will report to Jim Hackett, Ford Smart Mobility LLC chairman, and be based in Palo Alto, California.

Tags: Ford, Promotions, Automotive Executives

September 29, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Reveals F-150 Raptor Updates

Photo of the new F-150 Raptor courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. revealed details for the 2017 F-150 Raptor, highlighting its 450 hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Off-Road Vehicles, Ford F-150 Raptor

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Manual-Transmission Ford Focus Cars Recalled

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall, which concerns the hatchback release software, covers more than 64,000 vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Ford Focus, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Manual Transmission, Compact Cars

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Connects for Sunroofs

Photo of Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

In the U.S., the recall covers 887 vehicles in the 2014-model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Testing Results on Propane Autogas Ford Transit

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

In a recent Environmental Protection Agency emissions test, the Ford Transit showed dramatic reductions of harmful emissions while performing on propane autogas when compared to the same engine operating on gasoline.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Emissions Testing, Ford, Ford Transit

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Details Adaptive Steering on Super Duty, Edge

Photo courtesy of Ford.

Ford's new adaptive steering technology that's been added to 2017 Super Duty trucks and the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV improves steering efficiency and effort so the vehicles are easier to steer at various speeds.

Tags: Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Super Duty, Steering

September 17, 2016 - Industry News

Ford, U-M Team on Self-Driving Cars

Ford will move a dozen researchers into the North Campus Research Complex at the University of Michigan by the end of this year. Photo courtesy of Ford.

As part of a new agreement, Ford plans to embed a group of its researchers and engineers into a robotics laboratory on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Ford, University of Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Robots

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Gives Autonomous Vehicle Update

Photo by Mike Antich.

Ford Motor Co. plans to sell a fully autonomous car to the public by the middle of the 2020 decade, after it plans to supply a fully autonomous vehicle to ride-hailing companies, the company told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Fully Autonomous, Mobility

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Partners with Startups on Interactive Maps, Mobility

Ford has begun collaborating with a trio of technology start-up to explore next-generation vehicle technologies such as interactive mapping, connectivity, and ride-hailing, the company announced.

Tags: Mapping, Ford, Mobility

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Expands Multi-Model Recall for Door Latches

The Ford Transit Connect is among the models covered by the recall. Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers 2013-2015 model-year Ford C-Max and Escape vehicles, 2012-2015 Focus vehicles, 2015 Mustang and Lincoln MKC vehicles, and 2014-2016 Transit Connect vehicles.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford Mustang, 2013-MY, Ford, Ford C-Max, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Lincoln MKC

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Van Sales Remain Strong

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford continues to grow its van sales with 20,355 vans sold in August, a 13% increase over August of 2015 and the top-selling month for the company.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Increases Super Duty Fuel Tank Capacity

Photo of 2017 F-250 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum courtesy of Ford.

Ford's gasoline and diesel 2017 Super Duty trucks will come equipped with a 48-gallon fuel tank that provides a 22% increase over the outgoing diesel models and 37% increase over the gasoline models.

Tags: Ford, Fuel Tanks, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Escape SUVs Recalled for Power Windows

Photo of Ford Escape courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers nearly 18,000 2017 model-year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Ford Escape, Recalls, Ford, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transits for Fuel Injection Pumps

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, 2016-MY

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Stalling

Photo of Ford Taurus courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers 77,502 Taurus, Flex, Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles in the 2013-2015 model years.

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Flex, Prestige Luxury Cars, Full-Size Sedans, Police Vehicles

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

High-Tech LiDAR Enabling Ford’s Driverless Car

This year Ford will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Because LiDAR technology is a critical element enabling development of fully autonomous vehicles, Ford has opted to invest in tech firm Velodyne in Silicon Valley.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Velodyne, Silicon Valley

August 16, 2016 - Industry News

Video: Ford's Driverless Car to Arrive in 2021

Ford plans to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for commercial operation by 2021, as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Receives $6M Fuel Cell Grant

Ford Motor Co. has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has announced.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Ford, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants


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